Fighters ready to battle it out to be ‘King of the Cage’ in Geraldton’s Fists of Fury III

Derek GoforthGeraldton Guardian
Mayor Shane Van Styn is preparing to enter the ring once again in the Fists of Fury 111 competition.
Camera IconMayor Shane Van Styn is preparing to enter the ring once again in the Fists of Fury 111 competition. Credit: Derek Goforth

Fists will be flying tomorrow night as Activewest Stadium plays host to the region’s very first “King of the Cage” competition.

Promoter Paul Barrett, from the Geraldton Boxing Centre, has been working around the clock to put together a show with 16 competitive bouts.

Fists of Fury III will feature fights in boxing, MMA and Muay Thai, with competitors from across WA.

Barrett said the event was the biggest Fists of Fury yet.

“This is bigger and better than anything we have staged before, more fighters, more bouts and more disciplines than any other year,” he said.

Local boxers and fighters feature heavily on the card with fighters competing in weight classes from middleweight all the way up to the giants at super heavyweight.

A few big hitters can be expected this year with AJ McGill and Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn stepping into the cage to take on giant opponents from Kick Ass MMA and Pacific MMA.

Van Styn takes on Scotty Grieves who previously lost out to McGill on a disqualification decision due to issues with his mouthguard and Grieves will be out for redemption in front of the hostile Geraldton crowd.

Van Styn has passed the task of beating his nemesis Te Moana Wijhon onto one of the City’s rangers, Dan Carter, who will relish the challenge of doing something the mayor couldn’t get done.

Chiris Worthington and Craig Link return to the ring after fighting in the 2021 Fists of Fury II. James Buston, fresh from his bout in Kalgoorlie, squares up against experienced fighter Adam Bennett from Kickass MMA in Perth.

Tickets are available from the Geraldton Boxing Centre on Flores road or through ticketbo.

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